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A nibble of knowledge


Yes, I’m kinda bored. Kenton has been busy sorting out photos and a new advert for the next version of the Olive Press, so no work this morning.

I’ve been sorting out business cards and supplies for “Lujos” – our new venture (tba). I’ve emailed. I’ve facebooked. I’ve twittered. I’ve done laundry. What next?! Ah, let’s learn something new!

Let’s look at the Oxford English Dictionary “word of the day”, nibble, meaning:

The action or an act of nibbling; a small, tentative, delicate, or amorous bite (all day fishing,  not a single nibble);

A show of interest in something, esp. a commercial opportunity or proposition (so far, his advert had not produced a single nibble);

A quantity of grass, (later also) food, etc., that can be taken into the mouth by a single nibble; a small mouthful (the sheep are trying hard to find a nibble);

(orig US) A small quantity of food nibbled or consumed as a snack; a morsel or titbit of food, especially one eaten between meals or with a drink (they were invited over for nibbles);

Half a byte; four bits (Nibble is used to designate the left-most, or right-most, four bits of a byte)

So there you have it. Don’t say you never learn something new on this blog!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

2 thoughts on “A nibble of knowledge

  1. Hey! You drop a mysterious reference to lujos, then ramble on about “nibble”? What the heck!

    BTW Merriam Webster has a word of the day too, which can be emailed to you.